Along with the Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 50mm F2 Aspherical lens, Cosina introduced a second Nikon Z mount lens. This is the Voigtlander Nocton D23mm F1.2 Aspherical. Unlike the Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 50mm F2 Aspherical lens, this is not a full frame lens. It covers an APS-C or Nikon DX format frame, using Nikon designations. Of course, the new lens can also be attached to a full-frame camera (Nikon FX) by selecting crop mode.
Focusing and aperture control are performed manually. According to the manufacturer, the 12-blade aperture provides beautiful out-of-focus blur. The advantages of the lens also include high resolution over the entire frame, provided by the inclusion of a double-sided aspherical element and two elements with abnormally low dispersion in the optical scheme. Designed for use with Nikon Z system cameras, the lens transmits to the camera the data needed for EXIF recording and for 3-DOF image stabilization and 3 focus-indication modes.
Technical data of the Voigtlander Nocton D23mm F1.2 Aspherical lens:
- focal length – 23 mm (EGF 35 mm);
- field of view angle – 63.3º;
- optical design – 10 elements in 6 groups, including an aspherical element and 2 elements with abnormally low dispersion;
- aperture – f / 1.2-f / 16;
- minimum focusing distance – 0.18 m;
- maximum magnification – 1:3.3;
- the number of aperture blades – 12;
- filter installation diameter — 46 mm;
- diameter – 65.8 mm;
- length – 45.2 mm;
- weight – 240 g.
In the Japanese market, the lens should appear in May at a price of 95,000 yen. The kit includes a hood with a threaded mount.
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